Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot XI.i: Pruim: Reine Claude d'Oullins "Zonder Pit" - Raw & Uncut

Speling van het Lot XI.i: Pruim: Reine Claude d'Oullins "Zonder Pit" - Raw & Uncut
(Batch of Pruim Reine Claude D’Oullins)


Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen in Lot, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Fruit Regular Out of Production
ABV: 8.6% IBU: - Ticks: 10
bottle count: 506

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and blends.

This 11th version features a range of plum(-like) fruit macerations. About 60 years ago, there were more than 200 ancient plum varieties in and around Belgium, now almost extinct. The ambition is to track down and experiment with such old local varieties and have them grown again with local farmers and enthusiasts. For this plum lambic, we macerated stoned Reine Claude D’Oullins plums for seven months on an oak barrel. The final fruit intensity is 526 grams of plums per liter of finished plum lambic. These plums come from Wijndomein Hoenshof in the pretty village of Hoepertingen in the beautiful province of Limburg, Belgium.

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Very tasty! Perfumey plums, light lambic funk, barnyard funk. Absolutely delicious. Gooood stuff! 4.3

Tried from Bottle on 07 Sep 2019 at 17:24

Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Bottle shared at 3F. Bit hazy yellow golden with small white head. Massive amount of reine Claude plums in here...! Soft lemon, funk, mineral, light wheat, light spicy yeast, light vanilla and green leaves. Medium sour, light bitter and very light sweet. Medium bodied with sparkly carbonation. You really get tons of Reine Claude (one of my favorite plums). Great!!

Tried on 07 Sep 2019 at 16:31

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Hazy golden with a ring white head. Aroma of ripe plums, perfume, dry cellar funk, tart plums and mineral notes. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Draft at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 07 Sep 2019 at 16:24

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Sampled between ratebeer and brewver, so didnt take much notes other than the score.

Tried on 05 Sep 2019 at 11:11


Slicznie pachnie, ale za wytrawne, za puste w uscie. I jakies takie mineralne. 3.9?

Tried at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 23 Aug 2019 at 12:17

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Plum lambic in the latest string of 3F’s “Twists of Fate” (July 2019), this one without the plum kernels being included – so I expect a softer, sweeter, juicier and less astringent effect than in the one with kernels. Very thin and open, egg-white, ‘interrupted’, quickly disappearing head over a cloudy ‘old gold’ coloured beer with deeper peachy hue, shifting to an overall beige ‘muddiness’ as the end of the bottle comes in sight. Aroma of indeed a lot of sweet ripe blue plums, sour grapes, dry hay, lime, homemade plum wine, dry sherry, touch of ‘Bretty’ urine. Estery onset, green plums, gooseberries and sour apples, acidic on the edges, softly carbonated with a somewhat vinous mouthfeel; supple bready wheatiness underlies an ongoing sour fruity and lactic acidity and astringency, but the plum does add a lot of retronasal fruitiness too. Lovely grass silage-, mineral- and dusty old wood-like elements in the finish, rich and a bit earthy, but remaining soaked in juicy, tart ‘plumminess’. Plum lambics are a modern invention and still underrepresented in the lambic world, but when compared with e.g. Tilquin’s Oude Quetsche (the first one and the most obvious one springing to mind), this one seems more minerally and a tad less funky, but more heavily ‘plummed’ as well. The colourful plum effects are in any case more bright, more straightforward and more ‘playful’ than in the version with kernels (XI.ii), because that one was an altogether very different lambic.

Tried from Bottle on 21 Aug 2019 at 10:22

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Imported from my RateBeer account as 3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot XI.i: Pruim - Reine Claude d'Oullins "Zonder Pit" - Raw & Uncut (by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen):
Aroma: 7/10, Appearance: 3/5, Taste: 7/10, Palate: 3/5, Overall: 15/20, MyTotalScore: 3.5/5

14/VIII/19 - 75cl bottle @ lambik-O-droom, BB: 26/X/38, bottled: 28/I/19 - (2019-1216) Thanks to the Ghent beer crew for sharing today's beers!
Little cloudy orange beer, no head. Aroma: fruity, bit funky, horse stable, dry, grains, some plum skin, spicy touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: dry, spicy, soft bitterness, acidic, very dry, herbal, hay. Aftertaste: bitter, spicy, bit herbal, soft acidity, bit watery, grassy touch.

Tried from Bottle on 14 Aug 2019 at 22:09